Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  

Week of  September  16, 2019
Is Your Business Listed Here?
They'll All Be at the 
Business TradeFaire
on September 24...
Where Will You Be?

Changing The Future Outcome -
Elite CBD
Residence Inn by Marriott Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
& Visitors Bureau
AS OF 9/13/19

To learn more about these new member businesses, visit their websites.

Learn to Swim!

to the Shadelands
American Swim Academy
2650 Shadelands Drive, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
American Swim Academy has been teaching the Bay Area to swim since 1973. Our goal is to promote water safety, comfort and stroke technique for all ages and abilities. View flyer  here & visit our website.
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Break a Sweat

Saturday, October 5 | 8:00 am
Heather Farm Park

Our  5th annual Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run & Walk
Register  today
and help support our local schools.
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Marketing & Advertising 
A variety of effective marketing opportunities are available through the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. They include Web Advertising, e-Broadcast Advertising, and more! 
Click here.
For Members Only

Job Postings

See What's Happening
Visit the

Diablo Ballet


Upcoming Concerts

5th Annual
Short Film Competition

See What's Playing Click here 

Look to the Left
Final Days  to Submit Application|2019-20 Leadership Program 
Leadership Contra Costasm
Accepting Applications for the 2019 - 2020 Season

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Contra Costasm (LCC), the Bay Area's premier countywide leadership program, accepts 28-32 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. LCC is geared to people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.  
For more than 30 years Leadership Contra Costasm has been helping identify and prepare community leaders. With an alumni roster of more than 800 graduates, including Mayor of Walnut Creek Cindy Silva, former Mayors Loella Haskew, Justin Wedel, and Kathy Hicks, former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, former Concord Mayor, Lou Rosas; Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder; and Ret. Superior Court Judge Harlan Grossan, this program has proven to be an asset to the community and society. 
For more information,contact Marcie Hochhauser, SVP, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau on (925) 934-2007. 
If you would like to submit an application for the 2019-2020 class, please  click here.
Far Away Places
History & Culture - Culinary Superpower
 Amazing Landscapes - Thrills & Chills
For Trip Brochure, Click Here.

Make your next travel adventure Vietnam, 
April 21 -30, 2020 ! Our tour will take travelers to visit the towns of Hanoi; Hoi An; Hue and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).  Choose options for a pre-tour to Cambodia and post-tour to Singapore to enhance the already fabulous itinerary.    *   Questions?  Call the Chamber and ask for  Lynn Pauline (925) 934-2007.
Member in the News
     The International College of Dentists USA Section presented Dr.Julie Greenlaw with a membership plaque, gold lapel pin and a gold key symbolic of this Fellowship for conspicuous service rendered in the art and science of Dentistry.  The International College of Dentists  is the pre-eminent honorary organization of the world's outstanding dentists in "Serving Others".  Dr Greenlaw, exemplifies the core values of integrity, leadership and service and was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentist at its 85th Annual Convocation in San Francisco on September 6.  In an impressive regalia ceremony, 350 dentists from the United States and abroad were inducted into the College at this year's ceremony witnessed by over 1,000 members and guest. 
Ozapft is!
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Walnut Creek Downtown
and Presenting Sponsor

Fifth Annual
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 19 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Civic Park, Downtown Walnut Creek  .  
Exhibitor and Vendor  Registration Forms: 

For sponsorship opportunities, call Chamber President Jay Hoyer. (925) 934-2007

Lace up the dirndl dress and don the lederhosen - Autumn starts with the fifth annual Walnut Creek  Oktoberfest. Presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Walnut Creek Downtown and Presenting sponsor Ford Walnut Creek , this free, day-long, family friendly festival recreates the beloved German traditional fall celebration. Oktoberfest will offer   a robust Biergarten, international music and top local bands, gourmet food, dozens of arts and crafts booths, Kinder Platz Kids Zone, and special attractions. Don't miss it! 
Learn All About Us!
New Member Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, September18 |  4pm - 5pm
Walnut Creek Chamber Office
1280 Civic Dr. #100,  Walnut Creek

Join us at our orientation for new members, existing members and prospective members. This meeting offers an overview of the Chamber, programs and events, public policy initiatives and activities, sponsorship opportunities, networking, and ways to get involved.   Register here.

We're Over Here
8 Ways to Find Your First Customers
By  Rieva Lesonsky,  August 05, 2019
No matter what industry you're in, every startup business owner has the same burning question: "How will I get my first customers?" Here are some smart strategies you can use to identify and attract those critical first customers.
Work Party
Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Give a Half-Day for the Community Help a Favorite Cause
With more than 50 projects to choose from, Community Service Day 2019 offers something for all ages, all interests, and all skill levels. You can download a summary Project Catalog, or visit the online registration pages for complete details. You also can check out the project options by category. For complete details and to sign up as a volunteer, click here. 
An After Hours Mix Up

Fall Business Circle After-Hours | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Where : Prozan Financial Services at Pacific Workplaces
1990 North California Blvd, 8th Floor, Walnut Creek, CA
Cost : Admission is complimentary
How to Attend RSVP at hflasf.org/bcafterhourswc

The Hebrew Free Loan Business Circle will be hosting an after-hours mixer in Walnut Creek on November 5. Business Circle After-Hours mixers until now have been successful networking events held twice-yearly in San Francisco. T he event is open to all and will feature wine & beer plus hors d'oeuvres, as well as extensive networking opportunities and the chance to hear from leaders of Hebrew Free Loan and the local Jewish business community.
For more information, contact Jamie Hyams, Hebrew Free Loan Development Director, at jamie@hflasf.org or (415) 546-9902 x106
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